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right now. >>> stories we're watching in the newsroom, an oregon shopping mall bustling with the holiday crowd, shots rang out, random victims fall and hundreds of panic stricken shoppers run for cover. >> people started hiding behind counters and eventually everybody went to the middle of sears and on top of the escalators away from all the entrances and everybody could get together and sit there and we were watching the news as it was happening on the tv inside the entertainment center. >>> international community on edge after a provocative rocket launch by north korea, claims to have put a satellite in orbit. we'll tell you how the u.s. might respond to it. >>> up in flames a west virginia natural gas line explodes, the blast shutting down a major route through that state. >>> it could be one of the holiest twitter accounts yet, the pope sending his first tweet. wait until you see who is following. good morning, i'm don lemon, carol is off today. holiday horror, panicked shoppers rush to police after a gunman opens fire. here is the latest for you from the deadly mall shooting just s
acres in idaho burned, mostly in the hills. 1.2 million acres burned mostly in washington and oregon. when the trees and brush burn off, there's no roots, the roots die and all of a sudden there's nothing holding the dirt back from becoming mud when we get rain like we've had and mudslides. 2012/13 winter may be known as the mudslide danger. if you have a burn scar above your home, you need to always pay attention when the rain comes in like it has. today is a day for a break. today is maybe to clean some of this stuff up. there was that mudslide, we showed you the picture, don't need to show you again, but there's more rain on the way. we have about 16 days in the forecast here. one storm slamming into british columbia, and than another one into western washington and oregon. so far southern california is dry. this is not that el nino type of weather pattern yet. but i am very concerned. like you were talking about, the mudslides and landslides in the west. when that mud starts to ooze, there is nothing to stop it because the roots are gone. >> what about the temperatures? people ar
coast. three separate storms in just one week have soaked oregon and washington and northern california. by the way, northern california has been hammered the worst and guess what. a fourth storm is on the way. a lot of areas already dealing with really bad flooding and they thought this was the worst of it. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. fire department was out here. and got a lot of stuff, you know, away from the house so it didn't float down the road and stuff but this is the worst. >> meteorologist chad myers joins us now at the weather center in atlanta. round four. >> yes. >> this seems just cruel. >> and it gets worse. there will be six more rounds in the next 16 days. i can't stress how much rain that's going to -- once you get rain on the ground like we have now, it doesn't just evaporate and run off. it does run off but doesn't just go away. adding to injury. we have 20 inches in some spots on the ground in past 3 storms. we talked about this wednesday last week. i said this is the worst round 0 of storms that i have seen in northern california, washington, oregon
and the victims in that horrific shooting inside a mall in the portland area in oregon. the shooter, 22 years old. here is his picture. no motive yet. we're told the two people he killed did not know him. we have their images for you here. we'll have much more on their lives in just a moment. also, a teenage girl in serious condition right now. here's the sheriff. >> all of us have to recognize that this was a heart breaking tragedy, by any standard. and many, many people will be affected by this terrible act of violence every day for the rest of their lives. and we should keep them in our thoughts and prayers. on the other hand, i think we all need to be very thankful that this incident wasn't much worse. >> we will take you live to portland for more on the shooter in just a moment here. but first, the victims. and this is where this briefing got emotional. i want you to listen here to the sheriff spokesman describe the victims and the requests on behalf of the families. >> this first statement comes from the family of cindy rule, age 54, from portland. cindy was everybody's friend, she was a wo
with a place to put them, try to keep them all together, shipped all fwrway fr oregon. >> how long have you been here? >> since friday. >> where are you based out of. >> sandy hook firehouse. >> how long have you been at firehouse? >> we're going home tonight to sleep, but -- >> but years, how many years. >> years. since high school. i'm 38. >> since high school and you're 38. did you ever in a million years think you would be experiencing this in your little town? >> nobody in this town would ever think that. >> where were you when you heard? >> working, work across town. we saw the helicopters. >> when you saw the helicopters, what did you think it was? >> not on the scale it was. one or two. we heard the principal at first and -- as time went on, we got the reports. and just didn't believe it and came down the road, it was just all surreal. seeing all the cars, all this. it's tough. >> where did you go once you saw the cars? straight to the firehouse? >> straight to the firehouse. from there, we just -- >> help us around the world understand what you, as a first responder, are going thro
near you. >>> northern california, oregon, and washington state are getting just pummeled with rain, and it's the fourth storm in a row since last wednesday which means there's been no time to recover each time these places get hit, and flooding damage, well, just look at your screen, it's an absolute mess. we have crews covering every angle of this storm. dan simon is in lafayette, california, which is in the northeast part of oakland. there's a massive sinkhole there. chad myers is in the cnn weather center watching these storms as they develop. dan, let me start with you. what's the story on the sinkhole? >> reporter: well, as you said, ashleigh, it is a real mess out here. let me show you what's going on. you can see crews here removing some of the debris. this is a massive sinkhole. this is 80 feet long, 15 feet deep, 40 feet wide. let me explain how this happened. there's a creek that runs beneath the concrete, and it got clogged up and it just washed away all the dirt, and with that the road. you got the whole street closed. it's going to be closed for several months. what cr
of assault rifle used in the oregon mall shooting and the colorado theater killings. van jones is a cnn contributor, former special adviser to the president. and van, good to see you. i know you're weighing in on this. you sent out a lot of tweets. you've got a conservative democrat west virginia senator joe manchin today who says look, there needs to be a discussion, a serious discussion, about whether or not we need assault-type weapons on the street or whether or not they should be banned. on the other hand, you've got a group -- the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners arguing that actually having a gun saves people's lives. here's what he says. >> the shooter in the mall in oregon was confronted by a legally armed citizen who pointed his gun at the shooter and then decided not to squeeze the trigger because he was afraid of missing and hitting bystanders. he was acting very responsibly. and the next shot that that shooter fired that the killer fired was on himself after he was confronted with an armed citizen. so that's actually one example of a responsible gun owner using
look back on almost 24 years in the senate. >>> up first on the terror that happened in an oregon mall that was packed with shoppers. it left three dead including the gunman. a news conference scheduled to guinea minute now. we'll bring it to you live. police evacuated the terrified shoppers from thele mall after a man opened fire. witnesses say he fired at least 20 shots as he worked across the mall. we talked with a macy's employee who actually saw this gunman. >> i was like, oh, my gosh. at that point i was kind of -- i was in such shock where i stood there, and then as i stood there in shock, time slowed down and everything got slow. after that all i heard was i am the shooter, and then shots rang out. five, six shots. by that time i hit the floor and ran out and started to tell everyone and anyone i saw, there's a shooting going on. don't go in there. pack your kids, your family, and let's get out of here, you know. i don't know what could happen. it was scary. >> dan simon is live outside that mall near portland. dan, what do we expect to hear from this news conference just minut
from the hill. we are getting new details on the man behind the shooting rampage in oregon and the tragic, tragic aftermath of his rage. coming up next, how the shooter's ex-girlfriend describes him and his final days before the tragedy. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ . >>> we are learning new information about the young man behind the mass shoo
in oregon where the shooting rampage took place will reopen in a few hours. tuesday a man shot and killed two people in a rampage and killed himself. several mall workers say they're hesitant about returning to the mall. >>> attorney general eric holder facing harsh criticism from a top republican after failing to pursue criminal charges against hsbc. the bank admits laundering money from iran, libya and myanmar. chuck grassley calls the lack of charges a declaration that "crime does pay." the justice department did not comment but defends its nearly $2 billion settlement with the bank. >>> two massachusetts costco workers are splitting a $50 million powerball prize. rosa deleon buys two tickets every day and shares them with her co-worker reginald. on wednesday the tickets finally paid off. the two will each get $11 million after taxes. congratulations to them. very lucky. >>> there is a machine that could one day be used to make homemade guns, not only that, it could make plastic guns that a metal detector won't find. you can believe some people are worried about it. here is joe johns w
yesterday. people living in northern california, oregon and washington state are bracing for rising rivers and possible mudslides. >>> supporters of mohammad morsi blocked the high court from indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that would suspend a ruling on the drawing up of egypt's new constitution. president morsi declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> it is a frightening and deadly scene in japan. just look at this. at least two cars are still trapped inside a highway tunnel after a massive section of the concrete structure collapsed. police say they have already found several burned bodies inside the rubble about 50 miles west of tokyo. it is not clear what caused the tunnel to cave in or how many cars were inside at the time. >>> a thousand cars and trucks are stuck on a highway in russia after a major snowstorm caused a backup two days ago. a 30-mile stretch of roadway between moscow and st. petersburg is completely jammed with one lane open in each side. it is so bad that field kitchens have been set up. drivers are also running out of gas to kee
people are dead after a shooting near portland, oregon last night. a masked gunman ran through a giant mall that was crowded with close to 10,000 holiday shoppers. and if that's not a frightening thought, he was wearing a hockey mask and shooting indiscriminately as people were terrified and were running for cover. some of the shoppers hid under store counters, some of them behind racks of clothes. many of them screaming in fear. and at the santa village where kids were all lined up for photographs, gunfire forced the santa to hit the floor. >> i heard two shots and then after that i heard about 15, 16 more shots and decided that that was gunshots, so i hit the floor. >> authorities arrived within minutes. this was the scene from one cell phone camera inside the mall as people were being escorted out with their hands in the air surrounded by all sorts of security agents, police officers who responded. by the end of the ordeal, two people, as we said, had been shot dead. a young woman is also fighting for her life in the hospital, and the gunman had apparently killed himself. among thos
behind the shooting rampage in oregon and the tragic aftermath of his rage. and we now know more about his victims as well. this is 54-year-old cindy ann yuille. she was a hospice nurse and family say everybody's friend. steve forsyth had two children and loved to coach kid's sports. the 45-year-old businessman had a zest for life, a wicked sense of humor and never said a bad word about anyone. christina shevchenko will recover, but faces more surgery. this is a man who unleashed the carnage, 22-year-old jacob roberts. shocked friends say he was kind and he was upbeat and studying to become a firefighter. kyung lah went to the home where he spent his final hours. >> reporter: anybo >> anybody standing behind it they'll have problems. >> reporter: housemates of jacob tyler not willing to talk about what might have led roberts to open fire on holiday shoppers. >> i've seen him there. >> reporter: neighbors say the 22-year-old moved in six months ago renting the basement of this portland house. >> just came out and he didn't wave or anything, you know, just got out and came out and wiput
january 2nd. >>> a 12-year-old found a loaded gun in a movie theater in oregon with a round in the chamber with the safety off. he did not p pick up the gun. he told his teacher who called police. he was part of a group of students being awarded for good work with a trip to the movies yesterday to see "the hobbit." police are trying to trace the gun to the owner and have notified the district attorney for possible charges. >>> in the u.s. firearm homicide rates are 19 times higher than the other high-income industrialized countries according to the brady campaign. national correspondent kyung law compares her years of reporting in japan where there's almost no gun violence. >> reporter: i moved back to the u.s. this summer. for the last five years i lived in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time i never covered a shooting. there weren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. >> she's on the scene for us at that apartment complex. she has more on this part of the investigation. >> reporter: in this brief time i've heard this question again and
couldn't. my junior year in college, before we played the game versus the oregon ducks, i found out that my mother-in-law passed away in a car crash. and it still -- it still rattles me to this day and there was no airline flight i could get to be there and i had to play in that game. i really wasn't there, my body was there, but my mind wasn't there at all. and it wreally was a surreal experience, so today, those players, those coaches, those fans, knowing that that happened, the guy that they just practiced with yesterday. knowing that he did it at that facility, i can't imagine what they're going through. all of our prayers and all of our hearts go out to them. >> certainly an inspiration to so many people who want more in their lives than perhaps just their day job. you will love more about the abdullah brothers on our belief blog, at cnn.com/belief. >>> in a minute we'll meet a pastor and an american bartender who has traveled the globe turning wine into water. you've been busy for a dead man. after you jumped ship in bangkok, i thought i'd lost you. >>> surfing is my life now.
through the roof in january. >>> a charter bus crashed today on interstate 84 near pendleton, oregon, killing nine people. it happened on this icy stretch of interstate. the bus skidded on the ice, left the road and tumbled 100 feet down the embankment. at least 26 others were injured. ♪ >>> thousands of first responders came to honor one of their own today in webster, new york. he was one of two killed in an ambush on christmas eve. it's believed an ex-convict set houses on fire, and killed two firemen and wounded three others as they responded to the call. >>> we're working with our sources at the state department and in new york tonight learning what we can about hillary clinton's medical situation. we found out a couple hours ago that the secretary of state was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot. elise labett is on the phone with an update. >> john, she was admitted to the hospital today after doctors found this blood clot. as you know, secretary clinton has been out for the last few weeks. she was suffering from a terrible stomach virus and it cascaded from there. she
to this decision. >>> oregon state police are trying to figure out why a charter bus skidded off a highway and tumbled 200 feet down a snowy embankment. many of the passengers were ejected as it rolled down the hill. 9 people died and two dozen others were hurt. the driver has not yet talked to investigators to determine exactly what happened there. the bus was returning to vancouver from las vegas. tyeah, its the galaxy note ii.re great. you can do two things at the same time. you can watch videos and text. or you could watch the earnings report and take notes, like we're supposed to. so... can i get it? yeah. okay either of you put together the earnings report yet? yes, me totally. what? why don't you tackle the next quarter. you eat yet? polynesian? pu pu platter? yup! keep up the good work. i will keep up the good work. do more with the new samsung galaxy note ii. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bon
, tucson, movie theater in colorado, sikh temple in wisconsin, oregon shopping mall. even with those mass shootings, it has become easier for most americans to carry a gun, own an assault rifle, or use high capacity magazines. in the aftermath of connecticut, voices, most notably from tearful president obama, are calling for tighter gun control. you won't hear them in a california gun show held the day after the connecticut massacre. >> everybody is in a panic. i have never seen so many people at a gun show. worried about the second amendment rights. >> reporter: there is sympathy for the victim. >> it is horrible that those children did die. >> reporter: but the solution here, more guns. >> if one of those teachers, one of them, faculty member a janitor, had a gun, bam, he would have killed -- nothing compared to what he was capable of doing. you have to allow us to protect ourself. >> the guns didn't kill people. it was the person who was crazy. he was mentally unstable. >> reporter: the colorado governor said two days before the connecticutshooting. >> i took my 10-year-old son out sho
mall in oregon, or a temple in wisconsin, or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend the hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the
. >> and a charter bus crashed in northern oregon killed nine people and injured least 26 more. the bus skidded on ice, crashed through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down a steep e steep embankment. the driver hasn't spoken to authorities. he was severely injured in the crash. >>> the body of newtown school gunman adam lanza has been claimed by his father. connecticut's chief medical examiner says lanza's body is ready for burial, more than two weeks after he opened fire on children at sandy hook elementary. lanza killed 26 people, including 20 children and his mother before taking his own life. >>> the second firefighter killed in a christmas eve ambush has been laid to rest. ♪ 19-year-old thomas kaczowka was on duty that morning so those with young children could have the holiday off. his obituary describes him as everyone's little brother who died doing what he loved. his comrade, lieutenant mike chiapperini was laid to rest on sunday. the family said they're asking people to do acts of service in his honor. they were shot and killed while battling an out of control house fi
say to the people of portland, oregon? >> thank you. it makes us feel warm to know this is -- it is amazing that people that far away care about us. >> wreaths sent all the way from oregon. so we actually went back to those boxes there, and the town square, just to see who was the kind soul to send them. and we found him. he is larry twofil joining me on the phone. he owns twofil farm in oregon. larry, why did you do it? >> it wasn't just me. it was our family, employees, a group of us got together on saturday morning after watching these events unfold, and, you know, just really no words to describe this. and we just thought we needed to send a message that we were hurting and we knew that there was people hurting there. and wanted to send a message to the first responders and the families of the victims that we cared. and our family has been making wreaths for over 100 years. it is something we do, something we're pretty good at. and we felt there was a dire need to do this. so we got together as a family, as a company, first thing saturday morning we went to work
that the shooter in the mall in oregon was confronted by a legally armed citizen who pointed his gun at the shooter and then decided not to squeeze the trigger because he was afraid of missing and hitting bystanders. he was acting very responsibly. and the next shot that that shooter fired, that the killer fired, was on himself after he was confronted with an armed citizen. so that's actually one example of a responsible gun owner using a gun to save lives. >> well, he actually didn't use the gun. i think the point, dan, unless i'm mistaken. you take it up here. but i don't think any american citizen with a legal gun has ever intervened in a mass shooting, certainly not in the last 30 or 40 years in america. so it seems to be a bit of a myth -- >> actually, they have. >> let dan answer. >> before this evolves into an argument, i mean, as easy as it is to become uninspired by a conversation like this and what your other guest is saying, i just encourage the american public to not lose the sense of inspiration in terms of the change that we have the potential to accomplish. this is not the conversati
no relation to violence. but if she had prior knowledge -- but even that is very tenuous. >> in oregon, we saw the guns being stolen. we saw here the guns belonged to the mother and he got access to the guns. can we expect to see some changes in the law here because of what happened? >> i think what we saw in connecticut is just prior to this, after the aurora, colorado, theater shooting, they tried to change the laws and make it a little more stringent. but there was such protest that it all got stricken down. i do see, though, that we have a law in illinois called the illinois school safety drill act which requires schools to annually have drills to kind of prepare for not only these kinds of things but weather issues, tornadoes, fires and the like, evacuation procedures in place, p.a. systems, et cetera. i think we're going to see a massive amount of legislation across the country requiring schools to do this. >> karen conti, thank you. earlier one of the most compelling moments of this tragedy, a father who lost his daughter in the shooting, bravely tells the world about the little girl th
oregon and washington, and hardist hit is northern california. if three storms sounds bad, how about a fourth? a fourth is on the way. a lot of areas are already dealing with some serious flooding. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. >> the fire department was out here, and. >> this is the worst. chad myers joins us now from the cnn weather center in atlanta. it sounds like there's a bit of a break for them today, but i guess they shouldn't get too comfortable. >> absolutely not. no. this is going to be a daily event for the next really 15 days. on one day, off the next. storms are still lined up. we talked about this last week how there's just one after mother. rain ask then a break, rain and then a break. new flash flood watches issued for parts of washington and oregon. flood watches and warnings going everywhere because rivers out of their banks and there's just more rain where this came from. many more days. as we push the rain on shore, the moisture from the pacific will be raining from all the way from washington through the cascades and down and big snows into the sie
to northern california, also oregon, washington state, getting soaked again by the fourth storm just since wednesday. this dangerous weather made for pretty scary situation for an oregon couple. look at this. see this car? looks like half a car now. narrowly escaped being crushed by a tree. >> it is a miracle. it is hard to believe still that we were in there. that's our car. or was. >> wow. some places have seen nearly two feet of rain in just this past week. dan simon is in lafayette, california. just northeast of oakland, where there is this huge, huge sinkhole. i'm guessing you're standing somewhere near it, dan. show me what it is and how they're going to fix it. >> reporter: yeah, hey, brook, we're standing in the middle of this enormous sinkhole in lafayette, california, about 20 miles east of san francisco. you can see some of the crews here clearing away the debris. let me explain to you how this happened. there is actually a creek that runs underneath this, or it did. and it basically got clogged and it tore away all the dirt, all the mud, and with it brought down the street. you
, texas, minnesota, south dakota, nevada, and oregon are open to arming teachers. >> what i'm suggesting is that we have campus responders. two or three volunteers that are on the staff, whether administrators or teachers or staff members. hopefully maybe prior military or prior law enforcement. but people who are trained who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force. >> the liberal blog site mother jones did a two-month investigation on this very topic. it found more guns doesn't equal fewer mass shootings. it points out, quote, america now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of nra-backed gun laws and record casualties for mass killers. the site quits dr. stephen hargarten at the medical college of wisconsin. he says, quote, armed civilians attempting to intervene are actually more likely to increase the bloodshed given that civilian shooters are less likely to hit their targets than police in these circumstances. even police officers aren't expert marksmen in the heat of battle. remember the chaotic scene
this month. we now have aerials of the fatal bus crash in oregon that killed nine people and injured at least 26. the charter bus was returning sunday morning to vancouver, british columbia, for las vegas when it skidded on ice and crashed through a guard rail. the cause of the crash is now under investigation. >>> and there is word venezuelan president hugo chavez is suffering from new complications in his cancer treatment. venezuela's vice president says chavez's state of health is delicate. chavez is undergoing treatment in cuba. he has not been seen in public for weeks. >>> and one hour from now we're going to learn more about the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now, a senate committee will discuss its findings on that september 11th siege that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the report, we have learned, offers a scathing assessment of state department failures that allow the attackers to enter the compound, quote, unimpeded. >>> with the fiscal cliff deadline just hours away, investors are hoping that there's going to be some kind of breakthrough in
people in an oregon mall before killing himself. jacob roberts' roommate told investigators the gunman acted weird and started talking about moving and seg his possessions and the day before the shooting roberts told a friend he needed to get out of town and needed a gun. the next day both roberts and a rifle were missing. >>> a new satellite launched by north korea is dead and gone according to a u.s. astrophysicist who says the satellite is no longer giving off any signal. the u.s. and other countries believe the satellite launch was the test of a ballistic missile. >>> if you're praying for lower gas price this is holiday season you may get your answer. according to aaa, gas prices have been falling every day for four weeks. the price is three cents away from the lowest mark in two years. right now prices average $3.24 a gallon. >>> gun control, it just may be the right time. democratic lawmakers who are strongly pro gun rights have signaled they're willing to deal and senator dianne feinstein is ready with legislation. >> there's no second amendment right to bear every type of weap
instances, both in oregon, and now in connecticut, we had young men in oregon break into a home and steal an assault rifle and in this instance, this young man acquired an assault rifle from his home. both of them unsecured. you have to safeguard these weapons. that's one problem we're having here. that's all -- there's no such thing as single causality. there isn't any magic wand or any gun law that's going to fix this don. this is so disconcerting. >> lou? >> yes. >> lou, can we put the guns, a picture of that gun back up. i want to tell of my experience here. lou, when i was in colorado, covering that theater massacre, the gun that you see at the bottom of the screen, if you can put it back up, that ar-15, you sue he that? >> that's to be more accurate, that's an m-4 carbine, it's an m-4 carbine. >> okay. i went into a gun store and purchased a gun that looks pretty much like that gun. within 20 minutes, i'm not a resident of the state of colorado. i don't know what they did with the background check. they looked at my driver's license. i handed them $800. and walked out of the store w
this weekend. a nasty mix of rain, wind, and snow pummeling northern california, oregon, and washington. the national weather service predicts soaking rain and wind gusts that could hit 70 miles per hour in some places. that could trigger flooding and mudslides after spring fires that destroyed whole forests. >>> and a professor hopes to get a few extra students in his statistic s class. he ends up with 54,000 new kids. luckily, he didn't need a classroom for all of them. >> palestinians celebrate in the west bank after an historic vote at the united nations. my guess says it's a game changer. i'll talk to the first woman elected to the palestinian legislative council. shopping for medicare coverage? don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. now's the time to take action. call unitedhealthcare today. celebrations after palestinians win a vote at the united nations. it's a vote that gives them a state up grade and is being seen as a possible step towards official statehood. it had been planned before eight days of fighting erupted in gaza. 138 countries voted yes. 41 abstained. only
to follow in his footsteps. george howell, cnn, portland, oregon. >> talk about a dream job. george, thank you. cnn's soledad o'brien examines the provocative questions about skin color, discrimination and race. we're calling it "who is black in america." the documentary. it premieres sunday december 9th at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. hey big guy, i want to get a big tv for my big family, for the big holiday. we like to watch big games. we got a big spread together... so it's gotta be big. how about the 55-inch lg tv. it's led and has incredible picture quality... that's big... but i got a little budget. with the walmart credit card special financing you can go big this year. that's big time! alright! [ male announcer ] get the season's hottest brands, like an lg 55-inch led tv. make an electronics purchase of $599 or more on your walmart credit card and get no interest if paid in full within 24 months. america's gift headquarters. walmart. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the
hit "what's up?" >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. we learned the oregon mall where three people were killed is set to re-open tomorrow. we have new details. an ex-girlfriend says 22-year-old jacob roberts known as jake had been working as a cook for more than two years. she says he was an outgoing, happy guy, skateboarder in high school and he was a sandwich shop employee at the time of the shooting. here's his facebook page. it shows the work of a street artist with a spray painted slogan, follow your dreams with a big red canceled sign across it. he writes, quote, i may be young, but i've lived one crazy life so far. he lists shooting as one of his ten interests along with camping, rafting, sushi, and spending money. the ex-girlfriend also says roberts told her his mother died at childbirth and never met his father and left his aunt's home at age 13. we want to talk about what we know about his profile. is there anything that stands out in details you learn? >> if you look at everything totally, especially that facebook post, it really doesn't -- nothing really jumps out the at me as a fo
at a security gate. it was the site of a 2009 attack that killed seven cia contract oregon and a jordian intelligence officials. >>> officials in afghanistan are learning more about a woman that shot and killed an american contractor. we want to bring in barbara starr at the pentagon. some of the things we hear about when you talk about insider jobs are the taliban dressed as women with the high jab and everything. we know this was a woman responsible for the attack. what have we learned about her? >> not very much, because the afghans have her in custody and apparently by all accounts she's not really talking. the afghans did hold a press conference and showed an iranian passport. they say this woman is an iranian national, she came from there and married an afghan and became a member of the afghan police force. none of this, again, independently verified by the nato alliance. she went to the compound with a weapon hidden under her clothing. she wanted to kill someone she thought was important. she walked around looking for somebody and came up behind this american contractor as he was
, five states allow firearms on campus. oregon, utah, colorado, wisconsin, and mississippi. but there are 300 colleges and universities that want guns banned. in an open letter they are asking lawmakers and the president to oppose legislation that would allow guns on campus. they want the gun show loophole closed. they want safety standards like locks for all guns. two college presidents behind this are lawrence shaw and elizabeth keish. they join us live. thank you for coming in. bereally appreciate it. so what prompted the letter, president shaw? >> sunday night i think along with the rest of america was watching the service in newtown, and afterwards i lay in bed and tried to get to sleep and i couldn't fall asleep and was haunted by president obama's challenge i think to us, to all of america that we could do better. so i got up and i started to write, and took about an hour and i put something together and the next morning i sent it to some friends who were also presidents, elizabeth being one of them, and we got a pretty positive response, and so we thought we'd send
frontiers for farming. >>> christmas came just a bit early for a mother in oregon this year. >> just thinks i'm doing there doing a field op right now. she thinks i'm in the field right now. >> merry christmas. >> you made it home. oh! this is my best present yet. >> i hhis mom didn't think she would get to see her son before he left for redeployment to afghanistan. but they pulled it off just in time for christmas. >>> their greatest gift this holiday season is that they're still around, frankly. wounded veterans working through christmas as they recover from some terrible injuries. their thoughts, though, are with their friends overseas who are not home for the holidays. here's barbara starr. >> push forward it opens, right? my elbow unlocks it, throw it back and that's how i maneuver. >> reporter: wounded troops in rehab at the holiday time. all christmas miracles. meet travis mills, one of the troops i visited with asking them to send holiday wishes to their buddies. >> hi, everybody. i'm staff sergeant travis mills of the 82nd airborne division. i want to wish everybody a merry christm
-15 can do. it it was used in sandy hook, the shooting in the oregon mall shooting, young men got their hands on the assault rifles. they're the nearest thing to an m-16 machine gun. these are military weapons. i heard christiane amanpour saying earlier, thshe sees thes on the battlefields, why should they be in the u.s., walked into our malls, our movie theaters, elementary schools? i hear you. wasn't to a i want to ask you one more thing. people say blame the media. the reason why these mass murders continue is because the media glorifies these shooters. i have my own thoughts. what are yours? >> i just couldn't agree less. because the point is you have to highlight what happens here and you have to learn from it. you have to learn how this disturbed young man living in this home, was he obsessed with video games, was it due to a new obsession with guns because his mother took him to a firing range, was it because his mother was apparently about to commit him to a psychiatric treatment? who knows what it was? was it his mental health? here is the thing. if he didn't have the gun
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